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About Madison County

DONSMA~3Madison County is located 15 miles north of Asheville on the North Carolina/Tennessee border in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. There are many attractions in our 452 square mile area, of which 73 percent is forest. Nearly one fourth is public land managed by the US Forest Service.

    • Total area: 288,800 acres
    • Madison ranks number 53 in size among North Carolina’s 100 counties.

For more information please visit www.visitmadisoncounty.com

Weather
Humidity    77
Wind Speed    7.8
Rainfall    45
Snowfall    18
Clear Days    102
Partly Cloudy Days    107
Cloudy Days    156
Precipitation Days    128
Stormy Days    49
Zero Degree Days    1
Freezing Days    106
Days Over 90 Degrees    5

Monthly Average Temperatures (°F)        
Month    High    Low
Jan.    48.4    27.3
Feb.    50.6    28.2
Mar.    58.3    33.5
April    69.4    42.4
May    76.8    50.6
June    82.5    58.7
July    84.3    62.6
Aug.    83.8    61.8
Sept.    78.0    55.4
Oct.    69.1    44.5
Nov.    58.2    34.3
Dec.    49.3    28.1

Terrain is steep to gently rolling with elevations ranging from 1,250 feet to 5,152 feet. The lowest areas run along the French Broad River into Tennessee.

Elevations
Mars Hill    2,325 ft.
Bald Mountain at Wolf Laurel    5,000 ft.
Marshall    1,650 ft.
Bluff Mountain    4,686 ft.
Hot Springs    1,330 ft.
Max Patch Mountain Top    4,629 ft.
Sandy Mush Bald Mountain    5,152 ft.

Average Precipitation    
December + January + February    8.85 in.
March + April + May    10.58 in.
June + July + August    9.55 in.
September + October + November    8.34 in.
Total Annual Rainfall    37.32 in.

Other News

Register for Expo Madison

Connect with potential clients and renew past business relationships! EXPO Madison is a yearly business expo and community event featuring services available in Madison County. You will want to be part of the 1st Annual Event t ...more

Discover Local Resources at Expo Madison

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Chambers Gym, Mars Hill University 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Admission is free! • Demonstrations • Door Prizes • Discover New Products & Services • Network with Local Businesses • Shop Locall ...more

Ramsey Center Grand Reopening

After a summer and a fall semester closed for renovations, the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University will hold its grand reopening celebration on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m.  The ev ...more

MHU Day-Long Celebration of MLK Day

For the second year, Mars Hill University will cancel classes on Monday, January 18 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. Led by the MHU Office of Diversity and Multicultural ...more